Snap, crackle, pop…decoding joint noises

Posted on April 4, 2017

If you’re entering middle age, snap, crackle and pop may not just be noises from your Rice Krispies. You may also be hearing them emanating from your knees. Are those noises something serious? Well, the short answer is: Largely depends on the symptoms that accompany it. It’s likely that most people have heard their knees … »

What you kneed to know: Answering common questions about knee pain

Posted on March 8, 2016

If you’ve ever felt a twinge of pain in your knee when getting out of a chair, you’re not alone. Nearly 30 percent of Americans regularly experience pain in their knees. Knee pain, which occurs in people of all ages, has a variety of causes, including injuries, anatomical problems and arthritis. Some common sources of … »

Innovations in orthopedic surgery: hip arthroscopy

Posted on August 15, 2015

With any surgery, patients hope for a speedy recovery. And with arthroscopies, it’s possible. Arthroscopic surgery, or arthroscopy, is a minimally invasive procedure in which small incisions are made so that a tiny surgical camera, or arthroscope, can be inserted to examine the joint. One or two additional small cuts can be made to allow … »

5 tips to avoid injury during exercise

Posted on June 19, 2015

Avoid getting injured while getting in shape. Before you set foot in the gym, you need to know the dangers that lurk there. Exercise provides numerous benefits to your health and lifestyle, but it can also cause major lifelong injuries if not taken seriously. Injuries can arise through several different means. As Dr. Bill Moore … »

Prevent bone loss with calcium and exercise

Posted on June 11, 2015

Has your grandmother fallen and broken a bone? Have you noticed that your mother’s back is no longer straight when she walks? For generations, women have dealt with osteoporosis — a condition in which the bones become less dense and more likely to fracture. It’s often called the “silent disease” because you may not notice … »

Ask an Expert: Are Pain Relievers Bad for You?

Posted on May 6, 2015

Are pain relievers actually bad for you? There are a lot of conflicting claims about them in the media.